West Berkshire
Parent Carer Forum

Empower and enable your voices to be heard

West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum

Welcome to West Berks Parent Carer Forum!


We are a friendly group of parent carers who have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged from 0-25 years.

We want to improve our local services, and by coming together as a collective, we can and do make changes.  We love the video below and think the video below explains it perfectly. We are always happy for more people to join us,  there’s no charge to join, we are completely free, and we are a relaxed fun group.  So if you would like to be part of friendly bunch of people who would like to see SEND changes in West Berkshire,  we would love to have you    

As a Forum we can support and train parent carers to enable them to have their voices and opinions count, and to be involved with shaping services alongside the professionals who provide health, education, adult and social services.

Our shared mission is to improve and enhance the experiences and opportunities of children and young people with additional needs, by enabling parents and carers to be heard,  and to be at the heart of decisions about development and delivery of services in West Berkshire.

The forum  represent the views of the collective community and not an individual voice, we are unable to advocate for individual families, but can  signpost to specialist services.

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Events from Swings & Smiles :)

Support for SIBS

Our sibling services are an important part of what we offer families. As well as our two sessions a month at the centre we're also able to run a five week course in schools. The future is looking great for our SIBS with exciting plans in the pipeline so we look forward to growing our SIBS family and continuing to deliver this vital service. If you'd like more information please contact sibsupport@swingsandsmiles.co.uk.

Egg-citing Event

On Saturday 13th April 1-3pm we're holding an Easter Egg Hunt in the beautiful grounds of Englefield House. The event will include a hunt with a prize at the end. Tickets must be booked in advance as places are limited so ask at the centre or email jo@swingsandsmiles.co.uk to book. This event is kindly sponsored by Kennet Plumbing.

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West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum

Join in and wear ODD socks, tell your friends and families and get people talking.

-Cover is designed by Letícia Lemos

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